NHS Smoking Cessation Service Statistics (Scotland)

This release presents data on quit attempts made with the help of NHS Stop Smoking Services during the financial years, 2010/11 – 2021/22, and the outcomes of those quit attempts. Information is presented at national, NHS Board and Local Authority level along with breakdowns including age, gender, and deprivation.

Statistics are based on total ‘quit attempts’ made during the year, rather than total number of clients with a quit attempt, so could include repeat quit attempts for the same client.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the Public Health Scotland website. Further information on smoking cessation can be found in the annual publication. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

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Source The national minimum dataset for smoking cessation services in Scotland (2010/11 - 2021/22); Scottish Surveys Core Questions (2018) ; Maternity information - Scottish Morbidity Records 02 (SMR02); Births in Scotland Open Data.
Author PHS Drugs alcohol tobacco & gambling team
Version 1.0
Last Updated February 21, 2023, 09:50 (GMT)
Created March 12, 2020, 12:40 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Substance Misuse (Smoking Cessation)
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Data extracted four months after the end of the financial year (July), data published seven months after the end of the financial year (October)
Coverage Data covering all of Scotland from 2010/11 onwards.
Completeness More detailed information on missing information can be found in the most recent publication report (Appendix 1).
Accuracy Data were cross-checked against national smoking cessation database ‘standard reports’ and results from the previous annual monitoring reports.
Continuity of data 2010/11 – 2021/22. Information on methodology changes can be found in the most recent publication report (Appendix 1).
Concepts and definitions Background to the national smoking cessation services monitoring and national smoking cessation services database are available on the smoking cessation page on the Public Health Scotland website.
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement Data are generally noted as provisional (due to a small shortfall in completeness of data) at time of publication. The data are then revised in the following year publication.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics The national cessation monitoring analyses produced by PHS are used to provide vital evidence of the reach and quit success of NHS smoking cessation services in Scotland. The cessation monitoring data are also used for smoking cessation HEAT (Health Improvement, Efficiency, Access and Treatment) target monitoring and Local Delivery Plan (LPD) monitoring.
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Public Health Scotland, NHS Stop Smoking Services: https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/lifestyle-and-behaviours/smoking/

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